There's nothing in Hooker's study indicating she was "matching-up" subjects, that's just a figment of your silly imagination.<quoted text>Only if you are studying a single group, Hooker was comparing two groups and for that she needed matched pairs which met specified relevant comparables, race, age, education, etc. The idea was to see if one could be distinguished from the other and that is not possible if you have two random groups. The reality you continue to ignore is that if homosexuality were in fact a mental illness, it wouldn't matter who was in the Gay group, the ones who reviewed the tests should have been able to distinguish each and everyone of them as being mentally ill. You are free to go on about this nonsense from your unqualified hack all you want, but the truth is that he proved absolutely NOTHING and as such, I'm done with you.
Mind you, it would have been useful had she done that, but that's exactly the problem with Hooker's work -- no rigor.
All of her homosexual subjects were referred to her by the Mattachine Society, an old school gay activist organization. Had Hooker been as exacting as you want us to believe she was, she would not have used a single homosexual from this group because the Mattachine Society had a vested interest in supplying the best homosexuals they could get for her.
In other words, you're attributing exacting standards to her -- matched pairs -- that she simply didn't use. Indeed, as incredulous as it seems, it appears it never occurred to the woman the Mattachine Society was stacking the deck.
Secondly, the APA listed homosexuality as a mental illness over 70 years -- until 1973. During this times tons of studies supported this listing. You want us to believe Hooker's deeply-flawed study was ground-breaking when the fact is, it was all but ignored until 1973 when gay activists forced on the APA and the world.
Let me repeat that: for the 70 year period the APA listed homosexuality as a mental disorder hundreds of studies supported this conclusion, at least this is the opinion of Dr. Charles Socarides. In his book, "Sexual Politics and Scientific Logic: The Issue of Homosexuality" he writes:
"...To declare a condition a 'non-condition,' a group of practitioners had removed it from our list of serious psychosexual disorders. The action was all the more remarkable when one considers that it involved an out-of-hand and peremptory disregard and dismissal not only of hundreds of psychiatric and psychoanalytic research papers and reports, but also a number of other serious studies by groups of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators over the past seventy years…"
In other words, the APA dismissed the Hooker paper because it was not as convincing as the hundred other papers showing homosexuality IS a mental disorder.
And this is to say, there were at least 100 scientific papers at the time of the Hooker paper showing homosexuality WAS a mental disorder the APA thought had more merit than Hooker's.
In summary, Hooker was a hired gun for the Mattachine Society and as such her paper was absolutely worthless as a scientific research paper.